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  • Relay for Life returning to Tell City Saturday

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The annual event designed to commemorate cancer survivors is set for the heart of Tell City for its 2017 inception.

    “Having it back in Tell City again is great,” said Lena Joyal, leader of this year’s event. She said one advantage of it being in Tell City Hall Park is the likelihood of foot traffic to the attend event.

    The walk-in element comes at a time when the event is seeing some changes.

  • Angler’s alligator gar likely came from Kentucky

    INDIANAPOLIS – The origin of an alligator gar taken earlier this month by an Indiana bow angler has been positively identified as a stocked fish, likely one from a restoration program Kentucky started eight years ago.

    “It looks like it’s one of our fish,” said Stephanie Brandt, a biologist with the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife.

    The clues were a microwire tag embedded in the fish and the absence of a pit tag some other states use in combination with microwires.

  • Relay For Life set for Saturday

    TELL CITY – Local cancer survivors and their caregivers will take the celebratory first lap at the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Perry County event on Saturday, June 17, at City Hall Park in Tell City.

  • River Sweep hits county shores Saturday

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    Mark your calendars, the Perry County Recycling Management District will again sponsor the annual 2017 Ohio River Sweep. This event will be held this Saturday, June 17, from 9 a.m. until noon, starting at Sunset Park in Tell City.

    This project is organized by Orsanco (Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission).

  • Citizens Police Academy wraps up with a bang

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Gun drawn, Betty Cash stands 10 feet from a possibly armed school intruder.

    “Keep your hands where I can see them,” she shouts. The man, a 20-something high on drugs, paces in the hallway and without warning, suddenly pulls a gun from the small of his back. Cash, filling the role as a school resource officer, fires her service weapon. The intruder falls to the ground, dead. Sort of.

  • Derby RiverFest serving up food, fun

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    DERBY – Highlighting the majestic views of the Ohio River and many of the local amenities, this Saturday’s annual Derby RiverFest will encompass a day of fun and activities for all.

    Hosted by the Derby Association and centered in the town’s Mulzer Park, the fest will include a display of antique tractors and gas engines, along with flea markets, an array of foods and live entertainment.

  • City checks on tax abatement compliance

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council judged the merits of several existing tax abatements at its meeting last Monday. Some passed with flying colors while others were flagged due to missing or incomplete information or a lack of compliance.

  • County, Can-Clay eye lease agreement

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The embattled Can-Clay Corp., which was stripped of its property by the county earlier this year for failure to pay property taxes, is nearing an agreement that would allow the business to remain open. On Monday, the Perry County Board of Commissioners announced a ‘good-faith’ deal in principal that would establish a lease with annual payments and set up several other covenants that the company would have to follow.

  • Roy Lee Ward execution delayed

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    INDIANAPOLIS – An appeals court ruling that the Indiana Department of Correction can’t execute death row offenders with an untested combination of drugs has impacted the case of a former Perry County man convicted of a 2001 slaying.

    The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled last week that the state failed to seek input when deciding in 2014 to use the combination of three drugs, methohexital, potassium chloride and pancuronium bromide, for lethal injections.

  • TC cleanup week begins Monday

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – It’s time for Tell City residents to clean out their garages and basements of unwanted items. Yes, spring cleanup week is back, next Monday through Thursday, June 12-15. Rules are pretty much the same as last year.

    Items will be picked up with household trash on the same schedule trash crews follow on a weekly basis. Regular trash must still be bagged with red tags. No recyclables will be picked up net week.